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Thursday, 10 March 2016 00:00

Tuesday March 8th 2016

Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus.  That’s a book written by American author and relationship counselor John Gray back in 1993.  Many of us, depending on who you chose to debate, would believe and go out on a limb to say that men are better than women and vice versa.  Those are “fight” talks and could very well lead to hours of heated conversation.

If women are indeed from Venus, then for a day, let’s all be citizens of Venus in joining the women of Belize and the world in celebrating world women’s’ day.  World Women’s day is celebrated annually worldwide on March 8th and Belize celebrated this important day under the theme “Make It Happen.” In a Facebook video post Belize’s first lady and Special Envoy for Women and Children, Kim Simplis Barrow said “Let’s keep the momentum building, so that one day our daughters and their daughters can live in a world where there’s no limits on their dreams or obstacles to their achievements.” 

Meanwhile here in Dangriga, the Honorable Frank “Papa” Mena Minister of State with responsibility for the Ministry of Public Service, Energy and Public Utilities shared his perspective by stating, “We all came from women, and if it weren’t for God and women we wouldn’t be here today, not to say that men don’t play a role in our existence but this is a day to honor and celebrate women, so I just want to join in and wish each and every woman a happy Women’s day.”